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Royals Defeat Guilford, Claim Top Spot in ODAC

In a battle of the clear-cut Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) leaders, somebody’s streak would have to end. Guilford College entered on an 11-game streak. Host Eastern Mennonite, which had won nine in a row, took control early Saturday afternoon and pushed their run to 10 straight wins with a 54-47 decision over the Quakers. The Royals take over sole possession of first plac ...More

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Women Roll Randolph-Macon On Coach’s Birthday, 93-68

The EMU basketball women gave Coach Kevin Griffin a fantastic birthday present Tuesday night – a new record.  The Royals hit 59.7% of their shots, a new program record, and never trailed in a 93-68 romp at Randolph-Macon. Eastern Mennonite scored a quick lay-up off the opening tip and jumped ahead 6-0.  Less than five minutes into the game, the Royals had surged to a 14-3 cushion ...More

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Defense Leads Women To Rout Of Fellow ODAC-Leading Hornets

Four teams entered the day tied atop the ODAC women’s basketball standings at 4-1, but at least one would fall on Saturday.  Eastern Mennonite made sure it would not be them, as they topped fellow ODAC-leader Lynchburg 68-53 on the road. After a tight start to the game, the Royals blew open a big lead.  The women used a 12-5 run to build up a 27-18 cushion.  Then after a Hornet ...More

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Royals Down Roanoke, 77-53

Eastern Mennonite took over midway through the first half and picked up a 77-53 win over Roanoke Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg.  The women improve to 4-3 with the victory, including 2-1 in ODAC play. The under-sized Maroons came out in a zone defense and frustrated EMU early on, leading 14-12 at the 10-minute mark.  But a ...More

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Royals Hoping To Live Up To Own Expectations

Last year a young Eastern Mennonite women’s basketball team got on a roll and finished with a 22-4 record, tied for second-best in program history.  Yet the Royals lost in the ODAC Tournament semifinals and missed out on the NCAA Tournament. Coach Kevin Griffin knew he had a talented crew last winter, but with just three upperclassmen on the roster, Griffin didn’t expect the ...More

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Royals Outscore LC, 44-34, in Final 20 Minutes to Earn Win

Despite some early game rust, the Eastern Mennonite basketball women controlled the second half against Lynchburg Tuesday night, taking an 81-72 ODAC win in Harrisonburg. The win pushes Eastern Mennonite women to 8-1 overall and 5-1 in the ODAC. After EMU got the first bucket of the game, the Hornets took over and led by as many as ten in the first half at 25-15. ...More

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EMU and Emmerson: A Recipe for Success

The award-winning food services team at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) received further acknowledgement of their dedication and willingness to go “above and beyond” at university chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Daryl Bert, vice president for finance, opened chapel by praising the tireless efforts of Bruce Emmerson, food services director for Pioneer Catering, which operates ...More

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Royals Smokin’ So Far

Courtesy Daily News Record, Dec. 6, 2011 Kevin Griffin said he’s been asked why his two leading scor­ers — Bianca Ygarza and Raiven Patter­son — don’t start, but the Eastern Men­nonite University women’s basketball coach just shrugs it off. The seventh-year coach admits it’s an unusual arrangement, but after opening the season 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Old ...More

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Women’s Basketball Defeats Bridgewater, 61-53

The depth of Eastern Mennonite can take some time to establish its edge, but that depth proved crucial Monday night in a 61-53 win at rival Bridgewater.  The Royals held BC to one field goal over the final 4:27, ending on a decisive 12-5 run. After the women scored the first four of the game, they used an 11-2 run to spark to a 15-8 lead.  But the Eagles then clamped down on defense an ...More